1972 Buick Electra 225 Custom 2-Door Hardtop
IMPECCABLY ORIGINAL SURVIVOR IN FABULOUS CONDITION
JUST OVER 50K ORIGINAL MILES
ORIGINAL SANDALWOOD TAN PAINT OVER SADDLE LEATHER
RARE LIMITED TRIM, 2-DOOR COUPE WITH VINYL TOP
455 CI V-8 ENGINE/3-SPEED AUTOMTIC TRANSMISSION
HIGHLY OPTIONED, SPECIAL-ORDER EXAMPLE
A/C, AM/FM, POWER SPLIT FRONT BENCH, PB, PS, PW
TILT WHEEL, POWER FRONT DISC BRAKES, FULL-SIZE SPARE
FRESHLY DETAILED & READY FOR ENJOYMENT
Representing the top of Buicks model lines since 1959, the Electra was totally restyled for 1971, along with the B-Body full-size cars offered by GMs various automotive divisions. Larger and offering even more passenger space than before, the new Electra range was led by the Electra 225. While formerly denoting the model lines generous 225-inch overall length, the 1971 iteration actually measured 226.9 inches. Production would continue with select updates through 1976, prior to the famous downsizing of full-size cars from General Motors. Given their outstanding ride quality, powerful large-displacement V-8 engines, and uniquely driver-focused approach to luxury, these high-end 1971-76 Buick models continue to be appreciated by marque collectors and enthusiasts today.
Specially ordered when new from Baker-Williams Buick in Kentucky, this fabulous and impeccably preserved original survivor retains its gorgeous factory-applied Sandalwood Tan paint finish over Saddle leather upholstery. Just 50,065 miles are indicated at the time of writing. Features and options are many, including air conditioning, an AM/FM radio, standard power front disc/rear drum brakes, power steering with tilt column, a power split front bench seat, and power windows. The rare 2-door hardtop coupe body style is further enhanced by a smart vinyl roof covering. Ample power is delivered by Buicks proprietary 455 CI V-8 engine, factory-rated at 250 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 360 foot-pounds of torque at just 2,600 engine revolutions. A column-shifted 3-speed automatic transmission delivers the power to a highway-friendly 2.73:1 rear axle. Outstanding documentation includes the build sheet, dealer brochures, owners manual, and service records. Accompanying items include the full-size spare wheel/tire, roadside jack and lug wrench, and a car cover.
This Electra 225 Custom 2-door hardtop is one of 37,974 examples produced for 1972; however, high-quality, original examples are exceptionally scarce today. Of those survivors, precious few, if any, are as original and beautifully preserved and presented as this true, collector-grade example. Freshly detailed by The Last Detail, it is ready to collect and enjoy. Find out more by contacting us to see it for yourself, obtain full details, and take a test drive today!